The Decker Student Health Services Center provides currently registered Binghamton University students and affiliated entities with primary care of acute illness and injury, health education, women’s health services (including birth control), travel medicine, immunizations, HIV testing, psychiatric consultation and laboratory services. All Binghamton University students are eligible to visit the Decker Student Health Services Center. All services are confidential.
No charge for office visits
The mandatory health fee all students pay as part of their tuition covers many of the services at the Decker Student Health Services Center. There may be charges for some services provided such as laboratory services, some immunizations and emergency contraception. All services provided outside the center are the student’s responsibility. See Free or Fees and Health Insurance for additional information about coverage and costs.
Qualified, friendly staff
Our clinical staff includes registered nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, health educators and an HIV test counselor. Students may choose walk-in care (8–11 a.m.) or call ahead for an appointment (1–3:45 p.m.). See Appointment or Walk-In for additional information.
Three hospitals nearby
When needed, the Decker Student Health Services Center refers students to nearby hospitals (Lourdes Hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Binghamton General Hospital). A number of walk-in clinics in Greater Binghamton offer evening and weekend hours for non-emergency care when the center is closed.
Ambulance service available
Harpur’s Ferry, a student-run ambulance service, provides emergency medical care and transportation 24 hours a day when classes are in session. The ambulance is staffed by certified emergency medical technicians, advanced EMTs and personnel certified in advanced first aid. Students on and off campus are eligible for this free service by calling 777-3333.
The Decker Student Health Services Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare. This accreditation recognizes the superb care we deliver to students.